Andy Orchard's A critical companion to Beowulf PDF

By Andy Orchard

ISBN-10: 0859917665

ISBN-13: 9780859917667

Беовульф – наиболее известное и наиболее изученное литературное произведение, дошедшее от времен англосаксонской Англии, и современному читателю приходится сталкиваться с большим числом и разнообразием интерпретаций таких основных вопросов, как датировка, источник и значение поэмы. В этой книге автор разбирает все эти проблемы, учитывая и предыдущие исследования, а также предлагая новые перспективы. После начального введения в проблему, внимание уделено, в основном, таким вопросам как контекст рукописи и подход к датировке поэмы, затем следует развернутое обсуждение специфического стиля и структуры этого, одного из наиболее выдающихся произведений эпоса германских народов.. Фон поэмы рассматривается не только относительно исторического и легендарного материала, но также и в мифологическом контексте. В заключительной главе описывается диапазон критических подходов, применявшихся к поэме в прошлом, а также намечаются отправные точки для будущего изучения.Образцы сканов:

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David Dumville provides a conveniently succinct summary of their separate styles and stints:16 Scribe A, writing a minuscule characterised especially by extended descenders and ascenders, was responsible for lines 1–1939 (scyran) of Beowulf (fols. 129[132]r–172[175]v3). Scribe B, writing a rather crude, late Square minuscule script, completed the poetic half-line and the poem, lines 1939 (moste)–3182 (fols. 172[175]v4–198[201]v). Both scribes were also responsible for writing other texts now contained within the ‘Nowell Codex’ (viz, fols.

Carley, BEASE, p. 124. For speculation about the interval, see, for example Smith, ‘The Provenance of the Beowulf-Manuscript’. xv – a Supplementary Description’. See too Malone, ‘Readings from Folios 94 to 131, Cotton Vitellius A xv’. Following Kiernan, ‘Beowulf’ and the ‘Beowulf’-Manuscript, pp. 71–2 and 81–5, I use the older system of numbering the folios of the Beowulf-manuscript, rather than the so-called ‘new’ foliation, introduced in 1884, which at some points in the discussion I have inserted in square brackets.

31 This observation becomes particularly pointed when one realises that Ker only dates a dozen manu- 32 33 34 35 36 37 scripts (including the three listed here, the Beowulf-manuscript, and that containing the Blickling Homilies) with the notation ‘s. X/XI’: Ker, Catalogue, nos. 15, 87, 161, 175, 184, 216, 220, 231, 240, 334, 364, and 382; Gneuss, Handlist, nos. 11, 180, 338, 353, 360, 399, 403, 421, 436, 640, 879, and 905. , ‘A Reconsideration of the Language of Beowulf’, p. 37. Boyle, ‘The Nowell Codex’, p.

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